CliftonStrengths®: Deliberative® – The Risk Assessor

by | Jun 9, 2019 | Strengths

CliftonStrengths® defines the talent theme of Deliberative® as people who “take serious care in making decisions or choices. They anticipate obstacles.”

You are careful

Before making any decision, you’ll stop, assess and weigh the pros + cons, then take action.

You sense risks beneath the surface and need to expose any potential risks.

Being cautious and making the correct decision is more important to you than the time it takes to do so.

You have good judgment

Helping others, who ask for your help, to think through their decisions before they act too quickly can be one way to utilize your talent.

Being a sounding board for a more conservative approach will bring new perspectives.

You see things that others don’t, and your often thoughtful approach gives you the foresight you need to make wise decisions.

You need time

Listening to needs and thinking things through before being expected to speak or take action.

You will anticipate potential risks or things that could go wrong and with that prevent problems or reduce the risks before happening.

You bring a thorough and conscientious approach to your endeavors with accuracy and stability.

You need to plan ahead

You love restraint and caution in the face of risk and hate any rush to judgment. You tend to slow things down.

Deliberative is about action, processing what’s true and the truth, thinking some more, and then taking action. Due diligence is key.

You can plan for the unexpected.

You minimize risks

Your awareness and ability to tune in to potential risks before jumping help you and others avoid mistakes.

You also tend to be a good listener, not necessarily share about yourself and think before speaking.

Being selective and private, you may be reserved and only bring trusted friends and co-workers in.

You’re a skeptic

Like a jury that deliberates, so do you. Slowing things down and taking the time to review every detail until you’re crystal clear on what actions to take.

Thinking through your process of how you assess risk and sharing it with others, or simply being clear on it for yourself, could help you see the value you bring.

Gathering information and reviewing it from all angles ensures as safe an option as possible.


Do you have Deliberative® as one of your dominant talents? What risks are you currently aware of, and what suggestions do you have for them?

Are you curious about what your talents might be? CLICK HERE for more information about the CliftonStrengths® Assessment or HERE for the BP10™ Assessment.

Lastly, visit Gallup’s YouTube channel for more information on the CliftonStrengths® theme of Deliberative® HERE.

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